Cosmetic dentistry

Are suffering from a “gummy” smile? In some cases, the gums may cover more of your teeth than desired. This leads to a multitude of issues, ranging from aesthetic appearance all the way to periodontal disease. In these cases, crown lengthening may be necessary for improving the overall health of your teeth and gums.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening in Fountain Valley, CA is a procedure that is normally done using a local anesthetic. During this procedure, a series of small incisions will be made around the soft tissue. This allows for a separation between the gums and the teeth. This separation gives the dentist access to the roots of the teeth and underlying bone. Then, small pieces of tissues, or in some cases bone, will be removed in order to give the appearance of longer teeth. Basically, crown lengthening in Fountain Valley, CA is a procedure that reworks gums in order to give the appearance of longer teeth by exposing more of the bottom of the teeth. Crown lengthening in Fountain Valley, CA can be performed on one tooth, many teeth, or even your whole mouth. The results are immediate, and most patients are highly delighted with the results.

Reasons for Crown Lengthening

Trauma, decay, and periodontal disease can all cause damage to the teeth. In these cases, crown lengthening in Fountain Valley may be done in order to help restore these damaged teeth. If teeth have become broken beneath the gum line, crown lengthening can prepare the area for new restoration. Crown lengthening is also a great solution for cosmetic issues. In cases where the gums are covering up more of the tooth than desired, the overall look is the appearance of short, stubby teeth. In addition to this, gums that cover up too much of the tooth are more prone to periodontal infection. If a dental crown is going to be placed, then crown lengthening may be necessary to provide more space between the jawbone and crown. This will prevent any unnecessary to damage to gum tissues and bone once the crown is in place.

For more information about the benefits of crown lengthening, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.